Naturally Flushed: Blush Shades for Spring

It seems like it was only yesterday when the clock hit 12am and we entered a new year. Now, we’re already a week away from spring! As we start savoring longer sun-filled days, it’s the perfect time to brighten up our outfits as well as our makeup.

Winter is almost over so it’s time to switch up your blush game. No makeup look is complete without blush – it adds definition to your face, warms up your complexion, and highlights your cheekbones. Spring is all about looking fresh and bringing back that bright, healthy glow so aim for a blush that gives you a natural flush instead of one that makes you look like a clown.

Check out these blush shades that will get you those natural rosy cheeks for spring.

The usual must-haves

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Soft or pastel pink blushes are easily wearable every day, so you absolutely must have them in your makeup bag this spring. Natural and subtle, soft pink blushes give you just the right amount of color and radiance, and soften your overall look.

I’m not one to base my purchases on cute packaging but romand’s definitely speaks to my minimalist soul. Their Better Than Cheek blushes come in natural hues that give you that “my cheeks but better” look with a silky finish. They’re also long-lasting and formulated with sebum-absorbing powder that leaves you feeling refreshed. If I had to pick one out of their five colors, I’d go for fig chip.

The shade that looks good on everyone

This color could be easily overlooked since most of us, including myself, probably prefer to stay within our comfort zones and stick to the usual pink hues. I’m talking about the color coral, which is actually a blush shade that’s flattering on every skin tone.

We’ve always known blush to come in powder form but with everyone going after dewy skin nowadays, makeup companies have become more innovative with formulations that cater to our wants. If you like trying new things, The Saem’s Saemmul Cream Stick Blusher is the perfect choice. Its super moisturizing formula is infused with argan and apricot kernel oils, rosehip, jewel powders and candelilla wax so you can expect a dewy, radiant finish. Just glide it along your cheekbones, tap with fingers to blend, and you’re good to go!

Give the shade #CR01 Coral Ending a try – after all, Living Coral is Pantone’s Color of the Year.

For a pop of warmth

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If coral or soft pink hues aren’t your thing, try a warm peach shade. A peachy-pink blush gives you a natural hint of color and adds warmth to your complexion. Those with cold undertones or are fair-skinned will love this shade. Stick to fewer swipes if you have a medium skin tone or an olive undertone as the aim is to give your already-warm skin tone an extra boost instead of overdoing it.

Spring is blooming season so your makeup should look fresh. Give your cheeks some subtle definition with Aritaum’s Sugarball Cushion Cheek Color. The shade in Juicy Peach will make you look like you’re naturally glowing from your morning jog!

Achieving a springtime glow

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I often notice people with a strong glow game and wonder what blush or highlighter they’re using. Want that “lit-from-within” look? Go for some shimmer. Blushes with iridescent formulas leave you looking luminous all spring. Highlighters like CLIO’s Prism Air Highlighter also do the job well, giving you a dewy, radiant glow.

For a more sun-kissed look, opt for blushes with brown, bronze or beige tints like the Mood Recipe Face Blush from 3 CONCEPT EYES, which also adds depth to your overall look. Don’t forget to properly and carefully blend out brown-hued blushes; you want them to enhance your skin tone instead of looking like an obvious, unnatural patch. Keep a soft blush brush ready to get flawlessly blended results.

Save these for spring evenings

Darker hues like deep pinks, plums or even reds are bold enough to pull off during your spring dinner parties, so save them for your night-time looks. If you have a darker skin tone, try to avoid blushes with cool undertones as they tend to look ashy against your skin. Instead, go for a deep plum or brick red blush.

If you’re the daring type and want to make a statement this spring, Holika Holika’s Holiday Jelly Dough Blusher in Ruby Jelly is an essential. It’s a vibrant shade and its soft jelly texture gives a long-lasting silky finish, so you’ll look naturally flushed throughout the night! Never tried a red-hued blush before? Don’t be intimidated, it actually creates a very natural flush – as if you just ran up ten flights of stairs!

Complete your springtime look with a cute on-trend spring outfit, and don’t forget to prep your skin for warmer weather so you have a healthy base before applying your makeup!

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